Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman won the hearts of Pakistanis by saying consider him Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
"Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman won the hearts of the people of Pakistan when he said 'consider me Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia' in response to my asking him to treat the 2.5 million Pakistani's working in KSA as his own," PM Imran said in a tweet.
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman won the hearts of the people of Pakistan when he said “consider me Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia" in response to my asking him to treat the 2.5 mn Pakistani's working in KSA as his own.#CrownPrinceinPakistan pic.twitter.com/Xr0E2EWKrK— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 18, 2019
The Saudi crown prince arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a two-day visit. He was greeted by PM Imran and Army chief General Qamar Bajwa and given a red-carpet welcome with a 21-gun salute.
MBS will be conferred with the country's highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan today (Monday). The Saudi leader will also be participating at an event slated to take place at the President House, where he will be honoured with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
Addressing a reception dinner at Prime Minister House hours after arriving in Pakistan, the crown prince — known as MBS for short —said Pakistan is a "dear country" to all Saudis and that the two countries "have walked together in tough and good times".
He expressed optimism about the economic future of Pakistan, saying his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of PM Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas.
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday worth up to $20 billion.